Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Munich Dunkel--Diacetyl Rest

Checked on the Munich Dunekl this afternoon (meant to do it yesterday but was busy watching TWO babies) and the gravity was already down to 1022. Oops. Anyway, kicking the temp up to 65°F for the diacetyl rest; hopefully a couple days will do it. Then the plan is to drop the temperature down to lagering temperature (35-40°F) and rack to a keg. Color looks a little light right now (bright amber), but that's looking at it through a hydrometer tube... I'm sure it will look a nice dark copper when served in a pint glass. Taste is crisp and on the dry side; hopefully the lagering will mellow it out and bring the malt flavor to the forefront. Only caught a hint of diacetyl on the back of the palate; we'll see where it's at in a couple of days.


Blogger THE MERKIN MAN said...

Same thing happened to me. I checked my Dunkel after nine days, and it had already gotten down to 1.014 from 1.050. Hopefully a couple days in the 6os will get a few more points out of it.

8:20 PM, November 23, 2008  

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